The Lunch Lady evolved from its humble beginnings in 1993 into a thriving business. No one does this by themselves. It is a team effort resulting from the efforts of many people, including mentors, partners, staff and strong family support.

Our association with the Canadian Franchise Association has provided us with many of the tools we have used to grow as a business and given us the opportunity to connect with and learn from our peers in the Franchise Industry

And of course, Our Brand is supported by a dynamic and dedicated Head Office Team who keep things humming at the office every day and support our franchise partners.

Back row, left to right   Steve Robinson [Partner and President] Larah [Nutrition and Operations Coordinator] Jim [Partner and CFO] Nancy [Director of Franchise Development]

Left to right front row    Jennifer [Branding Coordinator and Operations Coach] Carole [School and Alternate Services Coordinator] Maria [Office Assistant] Rebekah [Director of Food Service and Operations] Ruthie [Founder]   Colleen [Office Manager/Book Keeper]

1993 – the Lunch Lady is created by Ruthie Burd

1999 – Jim Essex CGA becomes a partner to franchise the concept.

2001 – the first franchise is sold

2003 – we join the Canadian Franchise Association

2009 –  Stan Newman former president of Colour Your World joins  to head Corporate Development and reorganize the company –retiring  from the Lunch Lady  in 2013, his work done

2010 – we moved into our first offices in Vaughan Ontario

2011 – we purchased a competitor called Lunch Connection from the Hamilton Niagara area and hired one of the founders, Steve Robinson as our Director of Sales

2013 –  Steve Robinson is appointed  President and CEO and third partner